Accelerating Excellence: IIT Bombay Racing Triumphs at Formula Bharat 2024

The racing world witnessed an extraordinary triumph as the IIT Bombay Racing team emerged victorious at Formula Bharat 2024, held in Coimbatore early this year. This win in the Electric Vehicle category not only underscores their unwavering commitment to engineering excellence but also highlights their significant contributions to the evolution of electric vehicle technology.

Since its inception in 2008, IIT Bombay Racing has set itself apart in the arena of Formula Student competitions. They became the first Indian team to transition to an electric car in 2012, embodying their long-term vision to revolutionize electric mobility in India. The team is dedicated to fostering sustainable technologies and innovations while offering a platform for aspiring engineers to realize their passion and develop into exceptional professionals.

The victory was propelled by the team’s latest prototype, the “E-13,” a testament to their advanced engineering capabilities. The 260 kg vehicle boasts an electronically limited top speed of 150 km/h, with a sleek all-carbon fibre monocoque chassis. The team developed a new in-house battery and battery management system, showcasing a significant evolution from previous models. This relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence propelled the team to the top of the podium.

IIT Bombay Racing’s cohesive approach is the backbone of its success. The team* comprises over 70 students from diverse disciplines, working cohesively under a well-structured hierarchy.

The core team includes:

The team’s development process includes precise individual role identification, comprehensive training, and robust collaboration across subsystems. This meticulous approach has thus far ensured a highly skilled and efficient workforce, driving successful car development.

The triumph at Formula Bharat 2024 is a milestone in IIT Bombay Racing’s journey, marking the culmination of their dedication and hard work. It reflects the collaborative efforts of the Institute, sponsors, and the team’s indomitable spirit. Their achievements inspire and pave the way for future innovations by India’s youth.

Looking ahead, the team is set to compete internationally in Formula Student Austria in late July 2024. With their recent success and trajectory, their goal to rank among the top three teams overall seems well within reach.

The IIT Bombay Racing team’s journey from ideation to victory is a compelling narrative of resilience and innovation. Their accomplishments are not only a celebration of their spirit and teamwork but also a source of inspiration for the next generation of engineers and innovators at IIT Bombay, India, and beyond. As they continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of electric mobility, the team’s success serves as a testament to the potential of IIT Bombay’s engineering talent on the global stage. Their achievements contribute to the ongoing evolution of sustainable technologies, not just in India but worldwide. Through their journey, IIT Bombay Racing exemplifies the power of perseverance, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the future of automotive innovation.

IIT Bombay is justifiably thrilled by the success of its team at Formula Bharat 2024 and congratulates all the members of the team for their exceptional achievements. The Institute is eagerly looking forward to the team’s next round of dedication and success!


* Click here for the names of all the members of the team.